Two members of Jura Consultants are on the HLF’s Register of Support Services, in the roles of Mentor, Expert Advisor and Lead Monitor and are regularly called upon to Monitor/Mentor HLF projects at development, implementation and post implementation stages. The inclusion reflects our long and extensive experience of supporting HLF applications and preparing in depth studies to support various aspects of applications, including business plans, audience development plans, project development and evaluation.
Our expert analysis and opinion is informed by our work in the wider heritage and cultural sectors. Additionally, we routinely review current evidence of market activity, financial performance and have a real-time connection with the UK heritage and cultural sectors. Our work developing projects ensures that we are aware of the difficulties and frustrations involved in developing projects ensuring that our advice and guidance is always accurate thoughtful, and constructive.
The introduction of the Resilient Heritage Grant has increased the mentoring services that we provide to the Heritage Lottery Fund. The range of issues facing the client organisations include the following:
- Performance Management
- Business Planning
- Financial Management – including income generation
- Audience development
- Management of Volunteers
We are therefore experienced in developing effective working relationships with Trustees, Managers, Staff and Volunteers and gaining their trust. As an independent consultancy that operates exclusively in the cultural heritage sector we have a reputation for well-considered, impartial advice based on appropriate evidence and analysis.